Au pair in New Zealand

Our Au Pair New Zealand program provides a unique blend of child care, getting to know New Zealand’s culture, people and nature, speaking English and travel.

You should enjoy childcare and be prepared to take on some household chores. As a reward you will get real insight into the true “Kiwi lifestyle“ and live in a cosy atmosphere. Marvel at the beauty of New Zealand nature, dive deep into the local culture, improve your English, gain valuable work experience, earn money for your travels or just enjoy your freedom.

We organize your time as an Au pair in New Zealand in cooperation with a renowned Au pair agency.


490 Euro

Our services

  • Support, help and advice from an on-site team member before departure and during your stay

Before your arrival in New Zealand:

  • Auszeit Neuseeland manual
  • Booking of all flights (international and domestic) with various stopover options, on request (flight costs not included in price)
  • Guidance and assistance for a Working Holiday Visa application (by our team in Germany; visa costs not included in price)
  • Placement in a carefully selected NZ aupair family, with the decision made in mutual agreement

After your arrival in New Zealand:

  • Airport pick-up by your au pair family
  • Meals, private room and pocket money provided by the host family
  • Au Pair NZ Info Pack incl. mobile SIM-card (Mini-, Micro- or Nano-SIM possible)
  • Introductory seminar on arrival in New Zealand (by phone if your placement is not in Nelson) incl.
    • Assistance with application for a New Zealand tax number
    • Assistance with opening of a New Zealand bank account
  • Letter forwarding within New Zealand
  • Free luggage storage (at our Nelson office)
  • 24 hour emergency hotline
  • Newsletter with leisure activities and information about travel in New Zealand
  • Detailed advice on planning a trip around New Zealand
  • Au Pair or New Zealand Certificate of participation

Contact person in New Zealand

Auszeit Neuseeland Benny Horst

Benny Horst

Auszeit Neuseeland Director
Tel.: +64 (0)3 929 5645
Skype: auszeit_5

Requirements, visa

  • Aged between 18 and 30 years
  • You should book your flights only once your au pair family has been confirmed
  • IMPORTANT: the placement with an au pair family often happens on very short notice (2 to 4 weeks before your arrival), Auszeit Neuseeland cannot guarantee a successful placement
  • Experience in childcare, supported by 3 references from unrelated people
  • International driver licence is required
  • 2 Character references
  • Good knowledge of English: We offer you the opportunity to participate in a multi-week language course before you begin your New Zealand au pair.
  • Duration of 3 to 12 months
  • Health and police certificates required
  • Travel and liability insurance for the entire stay
  • International driver licence

You must qualify for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa. Most Working Holiday Visa are valid for 12 months (e.g. for Germans) or 6 months (e.g. for Austrians) after the day of your entry. It is possible to leave and re-enter New Zealand during this time. However for a Working Holiday Visa you may apply only once in a lifetime.


  • Application (online) and visa fee payment
  • German passport, which is valid 3 months after the intended date of departure from New Zealand
  • Proof of funds of NZ$4200
  • Proof of a valid and paid flight ticket including proof of leaving New Zealand

Please note: All info on visas has been compiled by our team in Germany without claim to be complete or correct. For details on New Zealand visas please visit


An application for an au pair in New Zealand is possible all year round. However, you should apply as soon as possible, no later than 3 months before your desired start date. Then we can tailor a program that suits your wishes and requirements. You also need some time to assemble your application materials for your au pair in New Zealand.